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Marketing to Women... Some Advice for the Auto Industry

Jenny Darroch | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jenny Darroch

When marketing to women, don't assume all women have the same needs. Look for differences between women and develop products and marketing approaches to suit a greater variety of needs.

Let's Sue the GOP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Senate Republicans last week prevented repair of a law that 99.99 percent of Americans hate and condemn and would vote 50 times to repeal, given the chance. The GOP blocked a bill that would have ended tax breaks bestowed on corporations for offshoring factories and jobs.

GM Apologizes For Sending Recall Notices To Families Of Those Killed By Defective Models

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business

By Marilyn Thompson and Paul Lienert June 3 (Reuters) - General Motors on Tuesday apologized to families of accident victims who have ...

Americans Aren't Fazed By GM Recalls, Apparently

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business

(Adds monthly results by Ford, Toyota, VW) By Ben Klayman and Paul Lienert DETROIT, June 3 (Reuters) - Top automakers on...

Turns Out Anti-Union Volkswagen Workers May Have Screwed Themselves And The South

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Volkswagen employees may have made a huge mistake when they rejected union membership on Friday. Employees at VW's Chattanooga plant voted against ...

Here's How Controversy and Engagement Are Shaping This Year's Social Super Bowl Ads

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.04.2013 | Sports
Beverly Macy

Two things are happening in this year's race to Super Bowl advertising greatness: 1. Early social buzz and engagement are critical. Nearly everyone'...

Sharon Silke Carty

Three Automakers See Surprising Win

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business

Things are looking up for the auto industry: Just three years after the car industry's future seemed bleak and unredeemable, signs of a comeback are a...

Automaker Dodges $1.1 Billion In Taxes With One Easy Move

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Volkswagen is proving yet again that automakers are absolute geniuses at avoiding paying taxes. The German automaker paid $5.58 billion to take ov...

Major Car Companies Finalizing Merger

AP | Posted 09.03.2012 | Business

BERLIN — German carmaker Volkswagen says it is on track to finalize the full takeover of sports car manufacturer Porsche by the end of the month...

#vanlife: Home Is Where You Park It

Foster Huntington | Posted 01.23.2012 | Travel
Foster Huntington

Not until experiencing something for myself can I really appreciate it. Call me thick headed, but it's been true about autumn in New England, sex and, most recently, camper vehicles.

Six Brands That Have Come Back From The Dead

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: It is not unusual for brands to disappear. It is unusual to see major brands resurrected. Scores of brands like New Coke, Circuit ...

Music and Magic in Moritzburg 2011

Laurence Vittes | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

With the annual August presence of Jan Vogler's Moritzburg Festival and Academy, Moritzburg has become a place for music lovers to refresh their souls.

Auto Union Grows For First Time In Years

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

DETROIT - United Auto Workers membership rose for the first time in six years in 2010, helped by a recovering U.S. auto industry and expanding to ...

The Safest Cars 2011 -- See Which Models Made The List

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia and German car maker Volkswagen lead the insurance industry's annual list of the safest new...

Car Porn

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

As a civilization we still want our presents wrapped up in shiny paper with a pretty bow on top. Will there ever be a day when we buy a car blind, not worrying about how it looks to us and others?

The Buzz on Green Business in China

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

I visited Beijing a couple weeks ago to speak to a group of Chinese corporate executives. They were brought together by a major environmental NGO to discuss climate change.

Would You Pass Up This Amazing Deal?

David Wygant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

If you meet someone who seems too good to be true, just keep meeting them. Keep going out with them. Be open and stop looking for flaws. Start embracing the magic of who they are.

A Holiday Wish List That No One Should Fulfill

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Here are the "top ten" things our government could do in 2010 to reverse our nascent economic recovery. Of course, it shouldn't do any of these things - but its record causes me grave concern.

Brazil's Earth Day Present: A Sustainable Energy Policy

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil's sustainable energy dividend is the result of generations of trust and cooperation between a strong federal government, parastatal companies and global businesses who have developed the knack of working with them.

Where's the Nano Americano?

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

Being Americans, we long for high-tech silver bullet solutions to our sustainability problems, but the gas-burning Indian version, the Nano is a model of transport simplified.

GM Closes High-Performance Division, and Some Muscle Car and Racing History

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

In yet another sign of these perilous automotive times, GM has closed its High Performance Vehicle Operations unit.

German Regulator To Look Into Volkswagen Trading

Bloomberg | Alexis Xydias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Germany's financial-markets regulator is looking into trading of Volkswagen AG shares after Porsche SE's plan to raise its stak...

Clean-diesels hit the market; VW's 2009 Jetta TDI already hard to find

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

This post was written originally for the Santa Monica Daily Press newspaper (www.smdp.com) so please excuse the few Southern California references ......

Precipitous fifteen-year drop in US car sales; Need one? You probably can't get one

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

They say "start out bad news with a joke," so: In Peter Gent's "North Dallas Forty," a football coach is talking with the team owner's son about his f...

Clean Diesels- The Line-Up So Far

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

Sometimes, it's the incongruities, not the new models, which make the auto industry so interesting.